Design performances in Basel

Design performances in Basel

Live from Basel: over the last two days, designers have been creating objects live at the Design Miami/Basel fair in Switzerland.

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Martino Gamper took an electric saw to original Gio Ponti furniture salvaged from the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Sorrento, reassembling the parts into new pieces (above and below).

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Michel Charlot, a student at the Ecal school of art and design in Lausanne, created a series of Mold lamps from Eternit fibre cement (top image and below).

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Maarten Baas brought his entire studio to Basel, where they have been making a special limited-edition chair from his Clay series.

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The chairs are made from synthetic clay that is hand-moulded over a steel frame before being sanded and painted (below).

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On an artificial beach inside the Markthalle building, Max Lamb cast chairs and stools from molten pewter - with varying degrees of success (below).

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Kiki van Eijk set up a desk where she made sketches and models for new furniture designs (below).

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Tom Dixon set up a micro-factory consisting of an Extrudex machine, which produced plastic extrusions that were turned into chairs (below).

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